Tadpoles. Fascination. Observation. Adventure. Intrigue.
This morning Hazel decided we needed to eat breakfast with the tadpoles. Many questions were asked... What do tadpoles eat for breakfast? Are there any frogs yet? What's that? What do waterboatmen eat? I can see worms! Oh... look at the waterboatman... he is relaxing! He likes it here mum.
Thanks mum and dad for the loan of the "shrogs"... Hours of entertainment. ♡ #tadpoles#frogs#learning#nature#catchandrelease#wildislandwildkiddos#allthequestions#whywhywhy#observe
The Malabar gliding frog.
The gliding refers to it's ability to break it's fall by stretching the webbing between it's toes when making leaps down from treetops. It can make gliding jumps of 9-12 metres.
We had the coolest, most unusual pets show up to Pet Day today! Lambs, horses, dogs, pigs, chickens, worms, spiders, stuffed animals and frogs all joined our school for the day. The hot favourite was definitely these green frogs 🐸 #petday#schoolpets#frogs
Meet Mysticellus, a new genus of frogs that was discovered earlier this year in Wayanad, Kerala. What makes the discovery remarkable is that a completely new genus has been found, and not just a species! Behind the discovery are anurologists Sonali Garg and SD Biju. Comic from my column with @rgsustain . Swipe to read.
Pothos beccarianus is a rare, fairly new to cultivation species from Malaysia and surrounding areas. It is a true Pothos. Most plants referred to as Pothos are actually Epipremnum. In its juvenile state, it is a wonderful shingler that is perfect for terrariums because of its nice patterns but also its slower growth. Leaf color seems to be fairly variable from green, to a reddish orange, to that dark red-brown shown in the photo. I’m really looking forward to establishing this species in one of my terrariums housing dorsalis cat geckos.
I may also have some pieces to spare if anyone in the US is interested.
The coroboree frog is a native Australian frog that are critically endangered, they play a vital role in the subalpine ecosystems of south east NSW and ACT as they keep the waters pristine by controlling the algae levels. Despite secreting poison from their skin, they're threatened by human impact such as climate change, fire, deforestation and introduction to non-native flora and fauna, as well as the largest threat: chytrid fungus which attacks their skin. I know my animal studies teacher would pull out a soap box to talk all day and year about these frogs and I wouldn't have really thought much about them without him sharing his passion for these little frogs.
Also, frogs are good memes and we have cool animals in Australia.